#GlendaPH: Coast Guard restricts ships to port
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) barred all shipping vessels from travelling after storm signals were raised in several areas due to tropical storm Glenda (international codename Rammasun).
Authorities are already on standby to prevent any maritime vessels from sailing as the Philippines braces for Glenda, PCG Spokesperson Armand Balilo said.
“The rescue teams are on standby. Our detachments would monitor fishing communities and coastal towns,” Balilo assured. "If someone is in need of assistance, we are ready."
Latest tally shows that at least 841 passengers are stranded in different Bicol ports such as Tabaco, Matnog, and Batangas Ports. The PCG expects the numbers to increase as Glenda crosses the country this week.
Guidelines set by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) prohibits vessels from leaving port terminals when a public storm warning signal is raised. – Rappler.com
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